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Black Shadow, Rocklands

Rocklands Bouldering Crisis

Unfortunately, when Rocklands became internationally famous, the rules were not communicated effectively to the visiting international climbers.


Grand Capucin

Culture of South African Alpinism

This is hopefully a small start to capture what South Africans are out doing in the world of Alpinism and winter climbing during the past season and hopefully will galvanise more people into this fantastic and exciting element of the climbing world.

Southern Rock Birthday Comp

Southern Rock Birthday Comp

In celebration of a great year, Southern Rock Climbing Centre will be holding it’s birthday event on 6th August.

wow prow topo

WOW Prow Topo

Following the recent trip to the Wow Prow by Paige Claassen, Jon Glassberg, and a psyched bunch of climbers from Joburg I decided to let the cat out of the bag and write this topo.


Madrock Flash 2.0 review

Flash 2.0. Review

You can probably tell by now I like these shoes, like a lot. So here is the story of our relationship and how I got so smitten.

Jimbo Smith Climbing Table Mountain

Jimbo Smith sends The Squid and the Whale on Table Mountain

James “Jimbo” Smith conquers the “The Squid & The Whale”, a climb on Cape Town’s Table Mountain, graded at 31.

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Paige Claassen South Africa Presentation

Paige Claassen Presentations

Words and pictures from professional climber, Paige Claassen


Paige Claassen rock climbing South Africa

American girls crushing hard and Waterval Boven gets its first 34/8c

The visiting American girls (Paige Claassen and Sasha DiGiulian) have been ticking off Andrew Pedley’s open projects.

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Paige Claassen rock climbing South Africa

Paige Claassen bags the First Ascent of Digital Warfare (33 / 8b+ / 5.14-)

Paige Claassen has made the first ascent of the open project, “Digital Warfare”, weighing in at a solid 33/8b+/5.14-


Self timers are the shiz

Gobble Gobble

The following morning, on my walk to do an Eskom (think load shedding), I noticed there were only four Czechs. Now this is where the plot would thicken, if there was one.